Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
Northern Europe's First Renaissance
Holbein, Burgkmair and Art in the Early 16th Century
In the early 16th century, Augsburg was home to wealthy merchants such as the Fugger family, but also the preferred place of residence of Emperor Maximilian I. And perhaps more than any other major city north of the Alps, it was influenced by the Italian Renaissance. The exhibition itself re- volves around the two most prominent painters of the day, Hans Holbein the Elder (c 1464 – c 1524) and Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473 – 1531). The works by these two very contrary characters are complemented by works by Dürer, Bellini and other German, Italian and Netherlandish artists of that period. They illustrate the epochal changes that occurred in art around 1500, changes in the wake of which the city became a centre of a German as well as an international Renaissance.
On show are some 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and plate armour works on loan from international collections such as the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Louvre in Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
Tue – Sun, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
June - August and 15.10.2019 - 19.1.2020 open daily
Admission till half an hour before closing time.